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WMID-7A8AE2: Post Medieval coin: Complete threehalfpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-7A8AE2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver threehalfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to AD 1566, issued during the second coinage issue between AD 1561 to AD 1582. Mint Tower (London). Mintmark unclear. North vol 2, p 135, no 2000.

Diameter: 14.8 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1566
Date to: Exactly AD 1566

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 14.8 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three halfpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threehalfpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2000)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [ ]ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee. Date 1566 above shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON[ ]
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Colton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0519
Four figure Latitude: 52.76857366
Four figure longitude: -1.92733349
1:25K map: SK0519
1:10K map: SK01NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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